Microbial genomes and microbiomes matter

Bioinformatics bridges the gap between data and discovery. Without tools for data analysis and interpretation optimized to meet the challenges
microbiologists are facing today, novel insights often remain elusive.

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From data to discovery

Common challenges

A lack of well integrated analytics leaves researchers and organizations with the burden of integrating and maintaining all the bioinformatics-, statistics- and visualization tools required for their microbial research.
Bioinformatics commonly needed in microbiology include:

Microbiome profiling detects microbes and genes in metagenomic samples, and explores links between taxonomic or functional microbiome profiles and external factors like patient health or plant yield.

Microbial typing of isolates at the level of genes and whole genomes is useful for characterizing pathogens, or to provide quality control for valuable strains.

Outbreak analysis leverages whole genome information for pathogen typing, source tracking, and epidemiological outbreak investigation.

High sample volumes are common due to the throughput capacity of modern NGS instruments. This sample load introduces a computational burden and makes it challenging to manage data and metadata.


QIAGEN Microbial Genomics Pro Suite

Integrated analytics deliver research continuity. All analytics for microbial genomics and metagenomics come fully integrated into one scalable and enterprise-ready solution. Data and sample-metadata management is included.

Focus on what matters. We shift the focus from data to discovery by providing preconfigured workflows that streamline processing of raw NGS data. Researchers can focus on the interpretation of results, for example in the context of other samples or metadata.

High performance algorithms. Designed to save time and compute resources, and to be accessible to bioinformatics experts and non-bioinformaticians alike.

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QIAGEN Microbial Genomics Pro Suite expands upon CLC Genomics Workbench, the industry standard platform for bioinformatics computing.

Plugins and modules add a layer of specialized tools and workflows to CLC Genomics Workbench, creating a comprehensive solution for microbial genomics and metagenomics data analysis.

There is more: Experts in the field of microbial genomics are creating plugins for QIAGEN Microbial Genomics Pro Suite to bring additional tools and services to the user community.

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Microbiome profiling

All animals and plants live in close association with microbial communities. Our microbiome regulates our immune system and metabolism, it offers protection against pathogenic microbes, and produces essential vitamins.
With the Microbial Genomics Pro Suite you can explore the taxonomic and functional profiles of microbiomes, and associate microbiome profiles with factors like:

  • Patient health
  • Changing yields of agricultural crops or livestock
  • The emergence of public health threats

› Explore microbiomes

Pathogen typing and outbreak analysis

Leverage whole genome analysis to accurately type and characterize microbial isolates. Monitor outbreaks and track pathogen outbreaks back to the source using modern phylogenetic tools. Assemble and annotate high quality reference genomes for critical type strains.

› Type pathogen isolates



Start analyzing your microbial data now

We recently hosted a webinar focused on the use of QIAGEN Bioinformatics for typing, source tracking,
and other analysis tasks commonly carried out during an outbreak investigation. You can see the recording here.



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